Events Festival du Chant de marin

Hear sailors' sea shanties

Paimpol, Côtes-d'Armor

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Festival du Chant de marin
22500 Paimpol
Phone : 02 96 55 12 77
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Every two years, 100,000 revellers get ready to transform the quayside into a sea of life and festivity. This musical and nautical festival is homage to all sailors in all the ports all over the world. That's as good a reason as any to get your sea-legs on and get down to the port in Paimpol.
On your 'watch' you'll hear all sorts of classic sea shanties, the sailors’ voices carried on a wave over the crowds of music lovers who take over the town once every two years. The Côtes d'Armor festival, loved by so many, continues to surf on its fans’ remarkable enthusiasm, taking advantage of each edition to set sail to discover new horizons. Past destinations for inspiration include the Baltic sea, the banks of the River Nile and the Cape of Good Hope, with artists like Marianne Faithfull, Carlos Nunez, Toure Kunda and Goran Bregovic pulling in the crowds. Some may have heard of Cocos de Paimpol, the town's speciality (a type of haricot bean); however in August people come to admire something else: the display of old sailing ships and the sound of sea shanties - what could be more enjoyable?
Dates Open Closed
11/08/2017 13/08/2017

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Breton

Access for the Disabled : yes

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  • World music
  • Variétés de genres


  • Festival
  • Concert

Shuttles : yes

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